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1955 - 1958 Power Train

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WTB - I am told 55-58 engine/trans are unique and that 1959 and up would be different.  Looking at a 1958 Pontiac without engine/trans.

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Try Indiana Pontiacs (Muncie IN)

765-748-3105 OR

765-358-3103 OR

Search for them on Facebook. 

 

This is a private salvage yard that is going out of business right now.  They just sold a bunch of parts cars so you might call fast and see what you can do, good luck, Todd C

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you can use a 1959 pontiac 389, last year for the reverse flow cooling, have a 55 to 58 flywheel machined to clear the 389's crankshaft counterweight, if you're going to have the early style power steering pump, changed the timing cover to a 55 to 58 timing cover. i am doing this myself as i'm putting a 59-389 mated to a 55 pontiac slant pan dual range hydra-matic trans to install into my 1953 pontiac chieftain custom catalina. i have a 55-287 four barrel engine with it's original hydra-matic trans, in good used condition for sale in southwest missouri.

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1 hour ago, rowan782 said:

Would the mounts be compatable, or have to fabricate new motor mounts (using the 1955 motor)?  Is motor complete,  Any idea of price?

Are you installing a V8 and transmission into a 1954 and older or 1955 and newer pontiac?, my 55 287 and trans has 60,000 original miles on it, motor is 90% complete, I am keeping the distributor and valley cover/road draft tube, trans is complete less the filler tube/dipstick and control levers. $500.00 for both.

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Installing into 1958 Star Chief Grand Safari wagon - engine and trans.  I guess I would be out searching for parts to make complete unless you know where I could get the missing parts.  Price is good though.  I am in southern Illinois so reasonably close/

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I guess what I am saying is I would jump all over your engine/trans if they were complete.  Would pay a premium for complete unit/ -    $750 for complete

or tell me complete price if you would consider such a deal

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i can give you the 59 389 distributor and other parts that i swapping, so it will be complete, the 59 hydramatic will need a 57-58 bell housing for your car., the $750 price is good for me.

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